Thursday, May 10, 2018

Kanpo Shiozawa; Hand Painted Screen for Fuji-torii

Kanpo Shiozawa was born in Nagano Japan in 1925 and currently lives in Tokyo.  He is a graduate of the Tokyo Arts University.  He has been creating screen and framed paintings for Fuji-torii since 1950 and is still working for them today at the age of 93.  He has received numerous awards for his work, and in 1996 was commissioned to make fusuma paintings for the Zenkoji Temple in Nagano.  This four-panel screen with the understated 'White Plum' design was made of multi-layered Washi paper pasted onto a wooden frame and then gold leaves were added and hand painted.  It is signed and the original Fuji-torii labels are on the back.  The same design is still available for special order and retails for about $1,200.00 CAD.  66.25" w., 36.25" h., .75" d.  Japanese, 2nd half 20th c. SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.